Fancy a Weekend of Sun, Sea and Motorbikes
Faro, the Algarve’s capital, is a hotspot for festivals, cultural events and rallies – notably its renowned Motorcycle rally from the 16th-18th July. If you are a racing enthusiast and are looking for something to do over this weekend, then book your flights to Faro now to avoid disappointment, for this is a hugely popular event.
The rally itself is more than just a race. Attracting over 25,000 leather clad men and women from all over the globe, this is one of Europe’s biggest rallies. The Portuguese really know how to put on a great party and the streets are lined with a great mixture of bikers, various musical stands, families and locals all taking in the lively atmosphere. If you are looking for a party that will probably end up turning into an all-nighter with dancing galore, then check out some of the 24 hour bars which abound the event. For the professionals amongst you, there are plenty of motorbike stands, workshops and talks, there’s also a bike fair displaying old and new bikes if you fancy taking home a big gift! Tattoo artists sit in and around the streets creating various works of art and you can even buy the fresh local sea food from your ‘fast food’ stall.
With two band stages, this year’s Motorcycle rally will play host to Roger Hodgson from The Supertramps, Blasted Mechanism, Ana Popovic and The Lucky Duckies. The rally will not disappoint those in search of a sun and adrenalin filled adventure! The 40 euro entrance fee is for the whole weekend, and for those on a budget, this includes camping. The entrance fee also entitles you to a free t-shirt, badges, drink and meal vouchers.